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April 2020

Bookkeeping Bootcamp (SoMa)

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$50

This intensive workshop will help business owners understand bookkeeping and financial management concepts. This is an 8 hour workshop, split into two sessions:  During the morning session, the presenters will discuss the components of business, the  importance and purpose of bookkeeping, and the purpose of different financial reports. Accounting, budgeting, and bookkeeping terminology will also be discussed. Some of the main points that will be discussed throughout the presentation are: cash vs. accrual accounting  proper accounting  data flow processes lines of credit vs.…

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Comenzar un Negocio con Confianza 4/30/2020

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

En este curso de 4 semanas se enterará de las herramientas básicas que necesita para iniciar un negocio exitoso. Usted trabajará con un plan de negocios (una herramienta visual práctico) para obtener sus ideas sobre papel, ponerlos a prueba, ajustar y cambiar para satisfacer las necesidades de su mercado. Tarifa: GRATUITO

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Selling Online to Create an Income Stream: Online Event – MidPen

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Selling online can turn items in your home into extra income. Learn how to get started on eBay: What items buyers are searching for in the COVID-19 era Creating the perfect listing Setting up your workspace at home for selling Logistics: payments, product fulfillment and shipping Taught by eBay seller and instructor, Nancy Nelson.

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May 2020

Partner Event: Pivot Your Restaurant ~ The Virtual Tasting Room

May 4 @ 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

This is a partner event presented by your local NorCal SBDC. Not a Renaissance class. Pivot Your Restaurant ~ Three Webinars in Three Weeks with Three Changemakers Is your restaurant or food business either closed or partially open in response to Coronavirus? If you are looking for ideas and resources to Pivot Your Restaurant or, if you just want to see what others are doing to navigate these turbulent industry waters, then turn off your Netflix and join us for…

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Becoming a Government Vendor

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Find out if your business is ready to be a vendor for the Government Learn about strategies and opportunities, with a special focus on contracting w/ the City & County of SF Workshop lead by Kofo Domingo, a procurement expert who used to work for the City of San Francisco. Scheduling for limited one on one consultations with Kofo will happen after the workshop. Registration required for access to meeting-please e-mail bayview@rencenter.org

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Coffee & Community

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

A space for entrepreneurs to share stories of resiliency, strength and support during the COVID-19 crisis. This workshop will be an interactive space, so come prepared to meet and talk with other entrepreneurs and the Renaissance team. Bring your coffee or tea and we'll see you bright and early! Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of…

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Smart Start your Business with Confidence (San Jose) 5/6/2020

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Start Smart your business with Confidence is a four-week course where you will learn the basic tools and business fundamentals needed to start-up successfully. You will work with a Business Model Canvas (a visual hands-on tool) to get your ideas down on paper, test, refine and confirm concepts, and adjust your conclusions about customer needs. This class meets once a week for 2.5 hours for 4 weeks. Classes will be online.

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Women Mean Business East Bay: Tools To Automate Your Business (Online)

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Attend our monthly Women Mean Business East Bay networking workshop. Topic: Tools to Automate Your Business Tools to Automate Your Business: From contracts to scheduling, learn simple tools and techniques to automate your business, increase your productivity, and engage more clients. About the Presenter: Madelyn Mackie Driven by her childhood aspiration to be a superhero and use her talents, skills, and unique gifts to change the world, Madelyn launched her first career in biochemistry and became a PUBLISHED RESEARCHER in…

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Quickbooks Bootcamp (SoMa)

May 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
renaissance soma, 275 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$100

This hands-on workshop, with laptops and sample data provided, introduces the useful and flexible QuickBooks accounting & bookkeeping application. Quickbooks Bootcamp is an 8 hour workshop, split into two sessions: During the morning session, attendees will walk through the steps of proper data entry techniques. Attendees will practice creating invoices, receiving customer payments, and entering vendor bills and credit card statements. Attendees will also learn how to balance a checkbook, and to generate financial reports. The instructor will go over how to appropriately…

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Business Preparation (Richmond)

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
renaissance richmond, 1500 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801 United States
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Free

Take our Business Prep class Online to learn business basics and develop networks. The 10-week class provides an overview of target market analysis, fundamental business operations, and basic business finance principles. You will develop foundational business skills and complete a basic business plan, outlining your business goals and strategies to achieve them. In session one, we will fill out our paperwork, set up payment schedules, meet the instructor, establish norms and go over the syllabus. This course includes 2 free…

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Partner Event: Marketing and Messaging during COVID19

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

During this unprecedented time as a result of COVID-19, customer needs and concerns have shifted. This has required businesses to become more creative about their marketing and the messaging around their products and services. Join us for this workshop where we will provide tips and strategies for adapting your marketing of products and services to meet the needs of customers during this challenging time.   Presented by Start Small Think Big, Inc., a Renaissance partner organization.

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Visualizando Estrategias Creativas Para Su Pequeño Negocio (Richmond)

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gratuito

Aprendera paso a paso sobre cómo visualizar su próxima campaña y crear contenido para su negocio.  Consejos importantes para hacer una lluvia de ideas de marketing muy fácil. Ayudaremos a generar ideas para las primeras 5 negocios que inician la sesión primero. Taller gratuito online en Zoom! Despues de registrarse, le mandaremos el link de Zoom para participar en el taller.   Instructora: Nancy Rosales es una Emprendedora, Consultora de Medios Estratégicos e Innovadora de Negocios. Ganadora del premio a…

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Start Smart: Introduction to Business (East Bay)

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's Start Smart

This class will be offered online. If you are ready to start a small business or are very new to business, this class is for you! Start Smart is a five-week course where you will learn the basic tools and business fundamentals needed to start-up successfully. You will work with a Business Model Canvas (a visual hands-on tool) to get your ideas down on paper, test, refine and confirm concepts, and adjust your conclusions about customer needs. This class meets…

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Bringing Your Business Online (Online)

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

If COVID-19 has taught us small business owners anything, it’s that bringing our businesses online isn’t just profitable and convenient, it’s also a crucial insurance policy for our business’ success in a constantly changing world. Whether you want to build a stronger online presence, craft your next virtual offer, or just learn the roadmap to starting your online business -- there’s something for you in this 2 hour workshop! In “Bringing Your Business Online,” Small Business Success Coach, Kristin Brabant,…

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Makers Business Series: SEO – Building Client Flow (Richmond)

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Makers and Crafters Business Quarterly Series (This course is online) SEO - Building Client Flow Search engine optimization. If your business attracts clients or customers through online portals, use these tools to "tune-up" the search results whenever a potential customer is searching for your service online. Instructor: Weldon Hall is the director and co-founder of OakLabs.co, a digital fabrication and prototyping company located in Oakland, California. As a chemical engineer with over 20 years of professional experience, he never lost…

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What Independent Contractors Need to Know About Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Lindsey Pace, Lead Employment Attorney at Open Door Legal and Ingrid Marielos Marthy, Director of the Women’s Business Center and SOMA Programs at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center for an informative webinar on how independent contractors can apply for the newly initiated Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. You can expect to hear about eligibility requirements, where and how to apply, common pitfalls preventing eligibility, supplemental benefits, and more! There will also be a Q&A session with the panelists for specific questions. Funded…

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Planificacion de Negocios (East Bay – Online)

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gratuito

Realice nuestra clase de preparación para negocios para aprender conceptos básicos de negocios y desarrollar redes. La clase de 10 semanas brinda una descripción general del análisis del mercado objetivo, las operaciones comerciales fundamentales y los principios básicos de finanzas empresariales. Desarrollará habilidades comerciales fundamentales y completará un plan de negocios básico, delineando sus objetivos comerciales y estrategias para alcanzarlos. Incluye 2 horas gratis de acesoria individual. Costo: debido al crisis, ofreceremos esta clase gratuita a la comunidad. Esta clase…

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Estrategias de Marketing 101 (Richmond)

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gratuito

¿Qué es el embudo (funnel) de marketing? Vamos a ver estrategias de 3 pasos fáciles para crear una campaña comercial completa para su negocio. Taller gratuito online en Zoom! Despues de registrarse, le mandaremos el link de Zoom para participar en el taller.   Instructora: Nancy Rosales es una Emprendedora, Consultora de Medios Estratégicos e Innovadora de Negocios. Ganadora del premio a la Emprendedora del año por la revista Latina Style en el año 2014. Nancy, provieniente de Watsonville, California…

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Start Smart

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

If you are ready to start a small business or are very new to business, this class is for you! Start Smart is a four-week course where you will learn the basic tools and business fundamentals needed to start-up successfully. You will work with a Business Model Canvas (a visual hands-on tool) to get your ideas down on paper, test, refine and confirm concepts, and adjust your conclusions about customer needs. This class meets once a week for three hours.…

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Ser Un Professional En Camera En 4 Sencillos Pasos (SoMa)

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Ser un professional en camera para las redes socials y vender tu product 4 simple pasos. A veces tienes que ponerte frente a la cámara y vender tu negocio o marca personal que mejor que hacerlo si eres el CEO o embajador de marca especialmente si eres una pequeña empresa. Este curso desglosará 4 sencillos pasos para superar la ansiedad o la incertidumbre sobre su presencia en la cámara. Aprenderás cómo visualizar, organizar, grabar y técnicas para ejecutar el miedo…

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